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Precious Thoughts

Published 12/16/19

Read Psalm 139:17-18

"How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you."


Reflect

Who is the source of light? What happens when we let the light fill our soul?


Our society tends to value others based on the amount of attention they get. The jocks at school have all kinds of people show up at their parties. The famous Hollywood actors and actresses have hundreds of websites devoted to them and their career. But what have you got? You've caught the attention of someone who is willing die just to have you with Him.


The author of Psalm 18 writes in more detail about how important all of us are to God. Starting in verse 4, he describes himself as being at the brink of death. But then He calls to God for help.


"Then the earth quaked and trembled...He [God] opened the heavens and came down...The brilliance of his presence broke through the clouds...He shot arrows and scattered his enemies...He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters...he rescued me because he delights in me" (Psalm 18:7-18, NLT).


While there is a lot of metaphor here, don't miss the central theme: God finds you so important that when you cry out to Him, He'll move heaven and earth to make sure you're safe. And that's just one of hundreds of things God has promised you.


Psalm 139 says "You place your hand of blessing on my head...How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable" (Psalm 139:5,17, NLT). But maybe the greatest description of how God feels about you is found in Ephesians 1:5, "His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family."


You are not worthless, you are not ugly, and you are not unloved. Spend some time with God today, I know He wants to tell you this Himself.


Pray

Lord, thank you for loving me just as I am. Help me to love others in the same way. Amen.

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